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Squeezing Light Into Infinitesimally Thin Lines

September 20, 2017

Researchers have demonstrated a new mode of electromagnetic wave, called a “line wave,” which has potential applications in areas ranging from integrated photonics, sensing and quantum processes to future vacuum electronics.

Homelessness Increases Serious Illness, Emergency Room Visits During Heat Waves

December 22, 2021

UC San Diego researchers in the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Department of Emergency Medicine, discuss the health impacts of heat waves on people experiencing homelessness, emergency department visits and which characteristics make them at-risk.

Coastal Heat Waves Can Tax Public Health – Even Outside of Summer

April 3, 2020

Heat waves driven by Santa Ana winds can cause perceptible impacts on hospitalizations for kidney failure, dehydration, and respiratory disease in fall, spring, and winter according to a team of San Diego scientists.

Rising Temperatures: How Can SoCal Survive the Heat Crisis?

July 9, 2024

Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s NSF-funded Southern California Extreme Heat Research Hub brings together an interdisciplinary team of UC San Diego scientists—from climatologists to epidemiologists—to study extreme heat impacts and mitigation strategies.

California’s Winter Waves May Be Increasing Under Climate Change

August 1, 2023

A new study from UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography researcher emeritus Peter Bromirski uses nearly a century of data to show that the average heights of winter waves along the California coast have increased as climate change has heated up the planet.

New Study Looks at How the “Blob” Came Back

April 21, 2020

Weakened wind patterns likely spurred the wave of extreme ocean heat that swept the North Pacific Ocean last summer, according to new research led by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

First Link between Stillbirths, Birth Complications and Excessive Heat in Lower-income Countries

October 7, 2021

UC San Diego scientists and colleagues have found links between extreme heat and a heightened incidence of stillbirths and preterm births in relatively poor countries. Their study is believed to be the first to link the two phenomena in a global context.

Crystals Ripple in Response to Light

March 6, 2014

Light can trigger coordinated, wavelike motions of atoms in atom-thin layers of crystal, scientists have shown. The waves, called phonon polaritons, are far shorter than light waves and can be “tuned” to particular frequencies and amplitudes by varying the number of layers of crystal, they report in the early online…

Heatwave Exposure Linked to Increased Risk of Preterm Birth in California

February 25, 2020

A new study at UC San Diego, published February 11, 2020, found that exposure to heatwaves during the last week of pregnancy was strongly linked to an increased risk of preterm delivery – the hotter the temperature or the longer the heatwave, the greater the risk.

Poor and Minority Communities Suffer More from Extreme Heat in U.S. Cities

July 13, 2021

Low-income neighborhoods and communities with higher Black, Hispanic and Asian populations experience significantly more urban heat than wealthier and predominantly white neighborhoods within a vast majority of populous U.S. counties, according new research.

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